The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, zone six, Calabar, Kola Kamaldeen has said that this is the end of the road for extortion and harassment of members of the public by police officers.
Kamaldeen, who was reacting to the two recent dismissals of personnel who manhandled two civilians from the force by the Inspector General of Police, said they want officers to maintain civility when relating with members of the public.
“It is from the taxes they pay to the government that our salaries are paid. We work for them,” he said.
Kamaldeen said the top hierarchy of the force had continually advised officers and men to “behave as civilly as possible because they are also Nigerians.”
He continued, “We must allow that slogan ‘Police is your friend’ to come alive positively.
“We must be friendly to members of the public and allow the rule of law to reign.”